Menorca is one of the Balearic islands and a popular destination for travelers. Although most people come for the climate and the beaches, the island has quite a few historic sights as well. Of particular note are the Paleo-Christian basilicas and monuments from the Talayotic culture. Another interesting sight is the Fort Marlboro which is a good example of British military architecture.
Mao, the capital of the Island, is an important commercial and industrial centre. Apart from its architecture, fairs, festivals and fiestas which give it such a cosmopolitan and traditional air, the chief attraction of Mao is undeniably its extraordinary natural harbour.
The old capital, Ciutadella has many monuments dating from the 18th century and is a charming town. Its harbour is a meeting place for yachts and pleasure craft. Ciutadella is located in the west of the island.